Synostemon sphenophyllus Airy Shaw
Airy Shaw, H.K. (1978) Kew Bulletin 33(1): 37. Type: Papua New Guinea, Western Prov., Morehead Subprov., Sibidiri, Mai Kussa River, 142.15 E, 8.59 S, NGF (Henty & Katik) 38763 (holo BRI; iso L).
Lily of the Valley; Lily of the Valley
Shrub to 20-60 cm tall. Plants monoecious, with separate male and female flowers on the same plant.
Inflorescences with both male and female flowers mixed, except towards apex where only female flowers occur. Male flowers 1-10 per axil; pedicel 1.5-3 mm, glabrous; sepals 6, fused shortly or to half length, elliptical to ovate, 1.5-3.6 mm long, white, fleshy, glabrous; stamens 3, filaments wholly fused. Female flowers solitary; pedicel in flower 1.5-4.5 mm long, in fruit 4.3-6.2 mm long; sepals 6, free, elliptical to obovate, when flowering 1.8-5.5 mm long x 1.4-2.4 mm wide, in fruit 5-6 mm long x 1.9-2.7 mm wide, fleshy, glabrous; styles 3, free, white, 0.4-1 mm long.
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Occurs in CYP. Altitudinal range from 20-250 m. Grows in heath communities, rainforest and rainforest margins, vine forest and riverine forest. Also occurs in Papua New Guinea.
Sauropus sphenophyllus (Airy Shaw) Airy Shaw, Kew Bulletin Addit. ser. 8: 221 (1980). Sauropus convallarioides J.T.Hunter & J.J.Bruhl, Austrobaileya 4: 666(1996), Type: Queensland, Cape York, South Pap, Tozer Gap area, D.L. Jones 1244, September 16, 1983; Holo: BRI.